August 14, 2015
Ghost Protocol (MI4) is to me the strongest in the, at present, quintet that is the Mission Impossible movie series. The utterly brilliant Dubai passage, where the tension is constant from arrival to departure, beats anything the very good fifth film (Rogue Nation) throw at me (though the opera sequence is grand). What both these movies do smartly, besides the nonstop thrill, is to refrain from the romance usually inserted into other movies with the aid of a crowbar. Seldom do I find the forth (AND fifth) sequel in a series to be superior to its prequels...
Then Jerick comes along and improves it.
All the cuts are done masterfully and are invisible. The enjoyment is heightened, the narrative improved. Thus, this edit enhances my thoughts regarding MI4. A wonderful edit executed to great effect considering the few trims made. The Budapest opening is moved and reworked into a fitting use; no forced romance whatsoever; less Bollywood. Solid work.
I have no reason to watch the original in the future. This is it. Well done, Jerick!